Course Title: Human Physiology 2: Body Systems

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Human Physiology 2: Body Systems

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BIOL2044

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

BIOL2044

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 2 2023

BIOL2373

City Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

BIOL2373

City Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Rohan Shah

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925

Course Coordinator Email: rohan.shah@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Bundoora West


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

You should have satisfactorily completed following course/s before you commence this course.

OR

OR

Alternatively, you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course.

Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning.


Course Description

The course is designed to assist you to learn, understand and apply fundamental concepts and principles of physiology of the endocrine, renal, blood/immune and digestive/metabolism systems, and the ability to apply these in novel situations. The course will encourage you to consider how they are dependent on each other, and develop the ability to apply this understanding in novel situations. This course will provide a sound basis in human physiology to support further study in health and medical sciences or related fields.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for the following programs:

Pharmaceutical Sciences (BP184/BP311):

  • Exhibiting depth and breadth of scientific knowledge (PLO 1)

BP231 Bachelor of Biomedical Science

  • Exhibit depth and breadth of scientific knowledge by demonstrating knowledge across disciplines contributing to biomedical science (PLO 2)

BP278 Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine) and BP280 Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Chiropractic)

  • Provide specialised health care within a patient-centred, evidence-based framework (PLO 1)

BP279 Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy)

  • Gather and interpret health information, and employ clinical reasoning to develop differential diagnoses, to inform assessment and management (PLO 3)

Biomedical Engineering (Hons) (BH069)

  • Knowledge and skill base (PLO 1)

BH102 Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

  • Apply pharmaceutical, medication and health knowledge and skills to improve patient care (PLO 7)


Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of  the physiology of the endocrine, renal, blood/immune and digestive/metabolism systems;
  2. Identify how changes in normal physiology lead to disease;
  3. Perform physiological tests that examine the function of various components of a body system.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in a range of learning activities such as lectorials, tutorials, practicals, laboratories, seminars, project work, class discussion, individual and group activities. Delivery may be face to face, online or a mix of both. 

This course is presented in four modules, each of three weeks duration, and will use a range of learning activities including lectures, practical sessions, online resources and self-directed learning. Throughout the course you will work both individually and in groups to solve problems involving aspects of physiology covered in the course.

Recorded Lectures are the principal mode of information delivery and will present you with the key concepts and theories relevant to the understanding of endocrine, renal, blood/immune and digestive/metabolism physiology.

Practical sessions will support your understanding of, and familiarity with, the physiology associated with the particular topics covered in the lectures.

You are encouraged to be proactive and self-directed in your learning, asking questions of your lecturer and/or peers and seeking out information as required, especially from the numerous sources available through the RMIT library, and through links and material specific to this course that is available through myRMIT Studies Course


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through myRMIT Studies Course

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Online quiz
Weighting 15%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 2

Assessment Task 2: Laboratory exercises
Weighting 25%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 & 3

Assessment Task 4: Scenario/Case based assessment
Weighting 20%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 2

Assessment Task 5: Scenario/Case based assignment
Weighting 40%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 2

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.